News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Motorists help send message to Nestle - go GE-Free

Motorists help send message to Nestle to go GE-Free

A protest outside the New Zealand headquarters of Nestle, in central Auckland drew wide support from passing motorists slowed in rush-hour traffic.

Drivers honked their horns in support of banners calling for New Zealand family favourites like Milo to be kept free of genetically engineered ingredients.

Organisers hoped that Nestle would realise how much support there is for them to stop using GE ingredients in their products.

No one from Nestle emerged to speak to the protesters , but outside the public support was clear. "Nestle say they want to hear from customers, but in fact they want to change their customers minds by sending information leaflets", said one protester who had previously telephoned the company .

"How can they ignore New Zealand customers when they are GE-Free in so many other places" said one of the organisers, "everyone knows that's the way the world is going despite the biotech PR."

"The protest lasted one and a half hours and during that time Nestle would have heard the car-horns of hundreds of their customers." Said another man at the event. "All they need to do is extrapolate the numbers to know they have to get out of GE "

Media contact: Jon Carapiet 09 815 3370




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis:
Entre-Deux-Guerres - Aldous Huxley's Crome Yellow - Pt I

Aldous Huxley's first novel, published in 1921, is a desiderium of a peculiarly English class of aristocrats and intellectuals who lived in an era that withered away a century ago. More>>


Joseph Cederwall: WOMAD - Love Will Lead Us Home

The events of Friday, moments before the gates opened cast an entirely different shadow over the festival and highlight the importance of such events as a way of growing closer together. More>>

Howard Davis: The Puzzling Poetic Praxis of J.H. Prynne - Pt II

Given the historical and socio-cultural context from which Prynne's poetry emerged, a panoptical perspective on what his poems might be trying to say is indispensable to its comprehension. With some sequences this can be an exceptionally demanding challenge, requiring a great deal of perseverance, concentration, and endurance. More>>

Truth And Beauty: 2019 Ockham Book Award Finalists

The Cage by Lloyd Jones, This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman, All This By Chance by Vincent O’Sullivan, and The New Ships by Kate Duignan are shortlisted for the $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize. More>>

ALSO:

Measles: Two Measles Cases Notified In Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking people who may have been exposed to measles in three public locations to be alert to symptoms. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland